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Damon Albarn to mark 90 years of Radio
[DS]: Damon Albarn is to curate an unprecedented global simulcast across all the BBC’s radio networks, both UK and worldwide, to celebrate 90 years since the first BBC radio broadcast.
The event, called Radio Reunited, will take place on November 14 at 5.33pm GMT, exactly 90 years since the first transmission by the British Broadcasting Company in 1922.
Radio Reunited will air across all local, network and national BBC stations, along with the World Service; reaching a potential global audience of 120m people.
The three-minute transmission will be based on recorded messages from listeners around the world on the theme of the future.
Each of the around 60 participating BBC radio stations will select one message from their listeners, and then these will be mixed together and set to a score composed by Blur frontman Albarn.
He said: “I love the idea of stations across Britain and the World Service coming together, with all of our different lives and circumstances, even if it’s only for a few minutes. It’s a powerful idea.”
The landmark BBC broadcast will form the centrepiece for the BBC’s celebration of 90 years on the airwaves, along with a range of special programming planned across BBC stations
The process of pulling together Radio Reunited starts this week, when listeners will be invited to contribute a short messages to their favourite BBC station, addressing the future generations who may be listening to radio 90 years from now.
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